Words and music Bob Dylan
Recorded May 1981 during the Shot of Love sessions, and released on The Bootleg Series 1-3 (1991)
Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem

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Lately I've been having evil dreams,
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I wake up in a cold blue glare

I run the tape back in my mind,
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wonderin' if I took the wrong road somewhere.
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Searching for the truth the way God designed it,

Well, the real truth is that I may be afraid to find it

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Well I need a woman, all right
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Need a woman, every night.
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To be with me and know me as I am,

To show me the kind of love that don't have to be condemned
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And I want you to be that woman Yes, I do
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(every day, be that woman every way)

I've had my eyes on you baby for five long years,
Well, you probably don't know me at all,
A tell-tale heart will show itself to anybody near
There's always some new stranger in the night
To lend a sympathetic ear.

Well I need a woman to be my own
Need a woman that's mine alone.
Seen you in the doorway, I seen your in the park,
Seen you in the sunshine, I seen you in the dark.
And I want you to be that woman.
(Oh oh oh,  Be that woman every way).

You keep listening to something long enough
you just bound to believe that it's true.
You know there's some things that you put up,
it's gonna come back on you
The [...] is not common and don't last
Whatever's waiting in the future
could be what you're running from in the past

I need a woman, [ah pull up]
Need a woman, [ticket from the same stub] (?) :-)
Someone who likes simple things, is not afraid to bend
Someone who don't make herself up to make every man her friend
And I want you to be that woman
(every day, be that woman every way)

Don't know what you got that I want,
Don't know what I got to give
Don't know how much time I've got,
don't know how long I live
The rebellion in my soul - why was it created?
To blur the focus of my mind and keep me isolated

But I need a woman, ain't no crime
Need a woman, all the time
To see the promised land with me as the time goes by
To rule my heart with sweetness and boldness from on high
And I want you to be that woman, Yes I do
Be that woman straight and true.